Analysis of Doubly Fed Induction Generator using Fault Current Limiters for Transient Stability Improvement


  • Roshan Brahmwanshi M. Tech Scholar, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering , Scope College, Bhopal
  • N.K. Singh Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Scope College, Bhopal, M.P, India



Doubly fed induction generator; Fixed speed wind turbine; Variable speed wind turbine; Inductive SFCL; Resistive SFCL; Superconducting faults current limiter; Transient stability;


Currently, the doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) is getting wider popularity due to its ability to adapt with variable wind speed and to capture more wind energy. According to the grid code, transient stability enhancement of the DFIG system is very important. Though DFIG has a salient feature of the fault ride through capability, this is not sufficient to preserve the necessity of the grid code when the DFIG system is connected with the grid. The paper provides cumulative study of wind turbine technology followed by discussion of different control schemes mainly of doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) wind turbine. This paper gives proper understanding of conceptual experiments conducted with DFIG and control schemes along with their characteristics and limitations. This paper also presents a comparative study of resistive and inductive superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) for power systems transient stability improvement.


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How to Cite

Brahmwanshi, R., & Singh, N. (2017). Analysis of Doubly Fed Induction Generator using Fault Current Limiters for Transient Stability Improvement. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJOSCIENCE, 3(8), 9–12.